Junior High School

In Japan, Junior High School consists of 3 grades. Students are usually between 12 and 15 years old. English is a full, required subject and consists of speaking, listening, reading, and writing practice. Much of the curriculum is designed around the grammar points and vocabulary used for school entrance exams.

Newest activities

Famous Infinitives

Students choose a famous star and, in pairs, ask each other questions to determine which star they have chosen.

Uno Like Card Games

A speaking activity based on the Uno Card Game. The same deck can also be used to play Go Fish

Bingo Bongo

Students ask the ALT questions to try and get a Bingo or Bongo.

Does He Like Sushi?

Students interview three friends and try to guess which character they have chosen using "Does she/he...?" questions and a process of elimination.

Pen Collection

This is a simple game that practices 'whose' and borrowing the students' pens.

Letters To Hakuho

This activity gives the students an opportunity to make funny or interesting sentences using the 'it...for...to...' pattern.

Alphabet Madness

An activity to motivate students to write the alphabet faster.

Word Finder

A simple yet addictive and competitive word finder game.

Scrabble Time Bomb

A timer is started and students race to write words on the chalkboard and not to be the student holding the chalk when the timer sounds.

Super Mario Typhoon

Students review what was studied in the year with a fun, 48 question quiz based on Mario.

Run and Read

Pair activity that involves students finding information that is scattered around the classroom and passing it on to their partner.

Matching Animals Memory Game

Students make sentences using the pictures on the cards to try and match the hidden animals.

Guess Who - I Have Already Eaten Lunch

An activity based on the popular Guess Who game.

Hawaiian Plane Crash

The students are given a plane crash scenario and they must choose objects from the crash to carry with them to survive.

Ghost Leg

Students practice the alphabet by playing a bingo game based on "amida kuji," which means "ghost leg."

Who is Sazae's brother?

Students race to find the correct Sazae-san family member based on questions asked by the ALT.

The Sleeping Game

Students work together to put sentences in the right order.

Show me your Passport... or else!

Students will play the roles of the customs officer and tourist in a guessing activity.


Great flexible card game

UFO Attack

Students must answer questions to move the UFO away from their base.


Top 10 Activities
  • Super Mario Christmas Blast A fun Christmas Mario-themed quiz game, where teams battle each other in a test of knowledge! Built off the original Super Mario Typhoon by Alexander Grant. 8
  • Code Breakers ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word. 7
  • Almost Pokemon Battle Game This is a write and race activity the students play in groups. 4
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 4
  • Christmas Blast Power Point Game This is a template that I made that can be filled in to make a review game for almost anything. Since the questions are able to be customized, this power point can work at any level. 4
  • "How long have you...?" Bingo Students practice the question "How long have you ____?" by playing bingo with each other. 3
  • Uno Like Card Games A speaking activity based on the Uno Card Game. The same deck can also be used to play Go Fish 3
  • ALMOST MARIO KART Powerpoint Game The students work together as a team to answer the teachers question in fun class race. I added one for Passive Voice. 3
  • Are you From DokoDoko? Students ask each other "Are you...?" questions and collect signatures. 3
  • Twisted Pictionary Students have ten seconds to draw a picture and have their teammates guess it. 3